Five Points Readings: Notes on Film
Organized by Nikki Darling and Kate Wolf

Michael Ned Holte
George Porcari
Mary Woronov

@ workspace
2601 Pasadena Ave. 90031

Sunday October 17th, 7 pm

Michael Ned Holte is a writer and independent curator based in Los Angeles. He contributes regularly to Artforum International and his writing has also appeared in print periodicals such as Afterall, Domus, Frieze, Interview, Pin-Up, and X-Tra. He has provided texts for numerous monographs and exhibition catalogues including Richard Hawkins—Third Mind (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale), Steve Roden: when words become forms (Pomona College Museum of Art), Roy McMakin: When is a Chair Not a Chair (Skira/Rizzoli), and Ricky Swallow: The Bricoleur (National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia). He has curated exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Torino, Italy, most recently organizing the exhibition “Support Group” for Thomas Solomon Gallery @ Cottage Home, Los Angeles. Currently, he is faculty at the California Institute of the Arts.

George Porcari is a writer, filmmaker and photographer who moved to LA from Peru in 1963. He has also worked as the acquisitions librarian at Art Center College for more than 20 years and taught film history there for 10. Porcari’s photographs have been exhibited internationally, most recently with a solo show at China Art Objects in March 2010 and his writing has appeared in such places as Cine Action, NY Arts, Rain Taxi and Inflatable Magazine. In 2012, Semiotext(e) will publish a collection of his essays on photography.

Mary Woronov is the author of numerous books of fiction as well as the memoir Swimming Underground, which chronicles her time with Andy Warhol at the Factory. Her other books include the novels, Snake and Niagara as well as a short story collection, Blind Love, all published by Serpent Tail and the book Wake for the Angels that combines stories with her painting. She is also a frequent contributor to the magazine Artillery. Woronov has appeared in many films including Warhol’s Chelsea Girls, Rock ‘N’ Roll High School and Eating Raoul. A documentary about her, based on her book, Confessions of a Cult Queen, is soon to be released from Minx films.

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